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Q.Is an out-of-state Will valid if you move to another state?

A.Sometimes yes. Sometimes No. Different states have different rules on how a Will is to be written, dated, signed, and witnessed. Some states also require a Will written in another state to be re-verified (the original Will's witnesses must come to your state to attest to your Willís validity). Because the laws vary from state to state and because the re-verification process can be time consuming and expensive it is probably best to rewrite your Will after moving to another state.

Even a self-proved Will that contains an affidavit, notarized and signed by the Willís witnesses, attesting to the validity of the Will may not be valid in every state.

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